Rent Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II for Xbox 360
view large frontback

Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II

Rent

Start your 1-month FREE Trial!

GF Rating
6.7

5172 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

A must have if you are a fan of the LOTR series.

posted by MOZangeles (LOS ANGELES, CA) Jul 6, 2006

Member since Sep 2005

11 out of 16 gamers (69%) found this review helpful

All I have to say is GET IT. You won't be disappointed. It's fun in single player or online. The frame rate does slow down here and there but isn't that bad.
If you don't buy it then get it through GAMEFLY.

Was this review helpful? Report Abuse

GF Rating
9

Excellent

AWESOME!!!!!

posted by LPGtruth (HOUSTON, TX) Jul 14, 2006

Member since May 2006

5 out of 7 gamers (71%) found this review helpful

LOTR is a great game. Its VERY close to the PC version of what an RTS is. Once the controls are learned, it gets pretty intense. And the learnig curve is quick!!! Creating the characters from the movie is amazing! Big trolls, Orcs, Uru-kai, and the wizards and elves and dwarfs, OH MY! I wasnt really a fan of RTS games before, but this game changed that. When you play for 7 hours straight, you know its great! The only reason its not a 10 is because of a LITTLE frame rate drop during the epic 1000 vs. 1000 unit battles! Other than that, it rules!!! If you like RTS' and own an XBOX 360, then this a must buy / rent! Thanks! ---LPG!

Was this review helpful? Report Abuse

GF Rating
7

Good

Good for LOTR fans

posted by Droppo (MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, WA) Mar 15, 2008

Top Reviewer

Member since Dec 2006

6 out of 9 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

For big big fans of LOTR, this game is great. For more casual observers, it's an ok game. It looks pretty good, and the controls get easy enough after some practice. The problem of creating a real time strategy game for a console controller has mostly been solved here.

My biggest complaint is that it just gets too repetitive after a while, and it almost starts to play itself. You can build your basic base components and then all you need to do most of the time after that is click to tell your troops where to go. When they get there, they know to start fighting. You can micromanage that battle if you want to, but you really don't have to most of the time.

So that loses me after a few battles have gone by. I didn't finish even half of the game because I felt like I already knew what it was going to be like and I basically had already played it. It was fun what I played, but that was enough.

Was this review helpful? Report Abuse